Our veteran erotica reviewer reminisces about the early glory days of gay porn on film, vintage B.A.R. coverage, and porn's rise, (ahem) in popularity before changes made into VHS and online formats.
The Bay Area Reporter has never shied away from expressing and exploring every aspect of the community, including sexuality. A look back at the 1990s peak of escort ads leads to bit of erotic nostalgia.
In his newly published memoir, 'American Exxxtasy: My 30-Year Search for a Happy Ending,' gay filmmaker Amero recalls those bygone days with wit, humor and heart.
"Big" Bill Eld, one of gay cinema's first porn stars, didn't last long in the business, as director Toby Ross recounts in his ruminative odd 'docudrama.'
'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.
While some Castro businesses have closed permanently, one unique store has gained support from a devoted fan. AutoErotica, the longtime resource for vintage gay-themed sexy collectibles, has already raised more than $11,000 of its $16,000 fundraiser goal.
In events that have been harshly criticized, hundreds of gay men, many from California, traveled to circuit parties near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in Atlanta over the New Year's Eve holiday week.
The filmed version David Pevsner's one-man show, Musical Comedy Whore (Breaking Glass Pictures), is indeed a musical. As for the "whore" part, Pevsner goes into great detail about his sexual exploits, including his time as a male escort.
Tucson, Arizona author David Gilmore, who is also a photographer, filmmaker, and former radio show host, offers more than just dirty sex stories in his latest book, 'Tail in Two Cities.'
Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.
In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.
Before he directed 'Buddies,' the first AIDS-themed gay feature film, filmmaker Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early films documented Gay Freedom Day parades and idealized sexuality in San Francisco's 1970s.
After 43 years in business, gay bathhouse The Watergarden in San Jose has closed for good due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.